Is there such thing as platonic cuddling?

Do you believe there is such thing as platonic cuddling? Why or why not?

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  • I did it with a friend who had no interest in women who was date raped for a while in college, so I'd say yes

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  • I cuddled on the couch with my dyke lesbian friend after her girlfriend cheated on her until she fell asleep (didn't want to wake her so I waited until she rolled off me) I had/have no sexual feelings for her & I doubt she did/does for me, we just platonically love each other.

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  • Yeah ive cuddled with a friend, didnt care for it much though.
    I like to keep cuddling for romantic relationships, I dont get anything out of it otherwise anyway.

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  • Yes it certainly does, if both parties feel no romantic or sexual attraction to each other. When my friend’s husband was overseas for an extended period we would sometimes cuddle just because she missed being held. That was years ago now but if any of my good friends ever wanted a cuddle I would oblige.

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  • Yes, in fact it used to be quite common.

    Now it seems that most of the younger generations think sex is part of virtually any contact between men and woman.

    Good grief... Get a life, grow up in the process...

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  • I would love to be platonically cuddled.
    - Ruthie (name change)

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  • Depends what you mean by cuddling. I hug lots of people for all sorts of reasons, and it is only ever romantic with my husband.

    These hugs are not prolonged. If you're talking about snuggling up on the sofa together or something, then I wouldn't do that with anyone except my husband or my children. If a friend wanted to do that I'd find it a bit weird. It's flirty and familiar.

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  • It's certainly a real thing for some people. I'd exercise caution and common sense regarding a romantic partner claiming it though because some people use that excuse in a very BS way.

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  • gay boys and straight girls, otherwise it is pretty much impossible for the boy to not react

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  • I'm a pretty weird person myself and I don't know what I really want while considering my bottom line.

    As a guy it's impossible for me to think of cuddling a girl as platonic. I only really interacted with girls who are not my mother or sisters just when I got in university.

    Though I do have feelings. And I'm an extremely touchy person. I do feel lonely 90% of the time because of this. Some of my friend's personalities one-sidedly clicks with me. They think of me as gay when I get touchy but it's absolutely not my intention or a fetish I'm scared to open up about.

    All that time I didn't know what I wanted. It's platonic cuddling. Maybe I should ask my own question about this.

    Personally, it depends. Cannot be with the opposite gender as I'll be attracted otherwise. I'm naive I admit.

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  • I hate cuddling

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  • Appearabtly. Guys ask for it quite often but I don't buy that shit.

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  • I think Platonic cuddling can be a thing. I had a few friends I used to cuddle with safely in college. It helps if neither person is attracted too much to the other.

    If I have a person in my life that I feel safe cuddling with, but that person starts to get creepy, and even tries to go further then I have to pull back away from the person, and tell them I need space, or simply just ghost the person. If someone tries to get something from me that I'm not trying to give away then it just makes me feel like the person is inappropriate, deceptive and selfish so I tend to drop such people like a rock, because they're not worth knowing, and it's just a waste of my time. I'm not a fan of people who haven hidden agendas.

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  • Only if you are marooned at the north pole in the middle of winter and you need to use body heat to survive the cold temperatures. Then maybe it is ok.

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  • I think people do such things to fulfill their attraction to someone under the cover of friendship.

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  • I think as long as someone values the sentimental aspects of cuddling it's possible to cuddle platonically

    Human contact releases endorphins, that's like a super-dosed endorphin charge

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